We Have a Winner!

America’s Weird and Wonderful Races, Derbies, Pageants, and Eating Contests

Book Description

Celebrate America’s outrageous competitive fire

  • 100 years of “see it to believe it” American contests
  • Includes dozens of mind-blowing, little-known competitions
  • Gorgeous design with 150 color and black-and-white photographs, plus sidebars

From marathon dancing, to food eating contests, beauty pageants, pole sitting, rotten sneaker contests, animal calling contests, phone-booth stuffing, outhouse races, and more, Americans love competing to see who can do anything better than anyone else. We Have a Winner! is a visually stunning tour, from coast to coast, through our often whacky, uniquely themed contests. Covering more than a century’s worth of competition, and packed with photos and fascinating sidebars, this book shows how the American competitive spirit—as wacky as it sometimes is—mirrors American trends, innovation, and news.

About Savage, Railey Jane

Railey Jane Savage is an editor and artist with a background in English literature and film studies. A Smith College graduate, former staffer at the prestigious Cornell Cinema, and daughter of two writers, she lives in Ithaca, New York.